King Charles unveils first statue of his mother since she died


King Charles has unveiled a new sculpture of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The statue now stands on the entrance to York’s cathedral, looking out over a square to be named in her honor.

The statue was commissioned to celebrate the late Queen’s platinum jubilee and was completed in August, one month before her death.

Standing at two metres tall, the sculpture weighs 1.1 tonnes and is made from lepine limestone from France.

Speaking at the ceremony at York Minster today, Charles said: “The late Queen was always vigilant for the welfare of her people during her life.

“Now her image will watch over what will become Queen Elizabeth Square for centuries to come.”